• Storymachine Joins Fight Against Bias In Advertising

    by / July 12, 2019 /

    The latest short films in the ”Nothing Changes If We Don’t” series address the micro-aggressions and unconscious bias many have witnessed, seen or heard of in the ad industry. The campaign is built on the premise that while most people in advertising are not racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted or ageist, there are many times when our intent and actions don't quite match up.

    The films are extensions of work originally created by Oberland New York City. “Things are changing but [Read More]

  • VB&P celebrates Pride with Juanita MORE!

    by / July 1, 2019 /

    As part of SF Pride celebrations, Venables Bell & Partners welcomed Juanita MORE! to their office to hear her personal story and extensive work benefiting the GBLT Historical Society & Archives, an organization that works to preserve public history and archives related to the community, and to provide critical information and tools to inspire future generations to advocate for social justice.

    Each year, Juanita MORE! hosts a Pride Part[Read More]

  • California Calling: Raising funds for those affected by 2018 wildfires

    by / July 1, 2019 /

    Here's some do-gooding to kick off the week: California Calling is an Elephant initiative for San Francisco Design Week that aims to raise funds for the victims of the 2018 California wildfires.

    Last year, nearly two million acres were devastated by the deadliest, most destructive wildfires in California history. As a company with offices in LA and SF, Elephant felt the effects firsthand with office closures due to poor air quality and friends and families directly affected. So they l[Read More]

  • AD CREATIVES RALLY FOR GRAPHIC WARNING LABELS ON AMMUNITION

    by / June 6, 2019 /

    Could graphic health warnings on boxes of ammunition help reduce gun violence in America? That’s the proposition of a new campaign launched by a lineup of top advertising professionals and backed by a coalition of doctors, veterans, survivors and public health researchers. Creative directors Oriel Davis-Lyons and Gustavo Dorietto teamed up to leverage their talents, typically dedicated toward client work at Droga5, to create a provocative PSA that aims to raise awareness and ultimately spar[Read More]

  • DDB SF reminds us it all adds up with a campaign that saves energy

    by / April 17, 2019 /

    Energy Upgrade California, in partnership with DDB San Francisco, is leading by example this Earth Day with ‘The Most Energy Efficient Campaign Ever.’ The campaign launches with a dark TV spot that actually saves up to 20% more screen energy than the average commercial. From radio to outdoor to activations, every piece of the campaign will save a little bit of energy and encourage people to do the same because as the campaign says[Read More]